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what do you predict the cost of reg unleaded gas will be in 2010 (national average)?

  • regular unleaded will cost $2 a gallon, my enjoyment of solstice will be the same

    Votes: 3 10.7%
  • regular unleaded will cost $2.50 a gallon, my enjoyment of solstice will be the same

    Votes: 4 14.3%
  • regular unleaded will cost $3 a gallon, my enjoyment of solstice will be the same

    Votes: 8 28.6%
  • regular unleaded will cost $4 a gallon, my enjoyment of solstice will be the same

    Votes: 6 21.4%
  • regular unleaded will cost $5+ a gallon, my enjoyment of solstice will be the same

    Votes: 2 7.1%
  • regular unleaded will cost $2 a gallon, my enjoyment of solstice will NOT be the same

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • regular unleaded will cost $2.50 a gallon, my enjoyment of solstice will NOT be the same

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • regular unleaded will cost $3 a gallon, my enjoyment of solstice will NOT be the same

    Votes: 3 10.7%
  • regular unleaded will cost $4 a gallon, my enjoyment of solstice will NOT be the same

    Votes: 2 7.1%
  • regular unleaded will cost $5 a gallon, my enjoyment of solstice will NOT be the same

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    28
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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
the poll is simple enough. What do you predict the price will be by 2010 and how will it affect your enjoyment of the solstice.

P.S. NOTE when chosing poll choice. The solstice will probably get 25mpg avg + if used as instructed (premium fuel) you must add 20 cents to the above predicted prices.
 

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I chose it will be over $3 a gallon and that the enjoyment for the car WOULD be effected. Specifically I predict an average cost of around $3.50 for premium unleaded sometime in 2010. This is just a 10% increase every year from todays prices. that means it would cost almost 50$ just to fuel up the thing. Im sorry but at 20/28 mpg its just no good.
 

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I buy my gas on base and pay around $2.40, but when I have to fuel up (like last weekend in France) off base, on the economy, I end up paying aroung $6.20 per gallon (it was 1.24 Euro per Liter in France, it's .86 GBP per Liter here in England).

Fuel prices in the US, taking into account inflation, have been relatively flat for the last 40 years or so. Environmental activism, coupled with the anti-war crowd, have made fuel prices in the US the media boogeyman that some here seem to think it is.

http://www.postnewseducation.com/pdfs/smgins43.pdf

http://www.cato.org/pubs/chapters/marlib21.html

http://oregonstate.edu/Dept/pol_sci/fac/sahr/gasol.htm

The interesting thing is that fuel prices peaked in the early '80s, at a level much worse than today, yet still significantly less than other industrialized countries pay.
 

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6$+ a gallon OUCH. How do people operate there? drive just 10 miles-20 miles a day max? I've heard the manuals+ diesels are much more popular in europe. At $6+ I can see why.
 

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I'm still waiting for the huge gas prices we have to effect my driving... hasn't yet. Though I don't live out of my means and lack kids, so that could be why. If the prices were as bad as the media is making it out to be, I would think that whole lot less people would be driving around with their A/C on.
 

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Depends on if the predictions that global oil production will peak later this year come true. A lot can happen in 5 years. I'll guess gasoline will be $4+ by 2010.

See http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/ if you want a tale of doom & gloom. I don't think it'll get that bad that quickly, but last fall when T Boone Pickens started buying oil futures at >$50/barrel, it got my attention. :willy:

Where can I get a Mr Fusion? Or a sail! Yeah, that's what I need, a sail!
 
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